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March 4, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo to hold conference on multicultural education

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host the third annual Alabama Region 4 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference Friday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., in Anna Irvin Hall on the UM campus. The conference is sponsored by UM’s College of Education, Social Work Program and chapter of NAME in partnership with […]

February 20, 2013 | Press Releases

Local student honored at University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—Sarah Lifer of Huntsville, a senior at the University of Montevallo, has received a scholarship from Order of Omega, a national leadership honor society for members of campus sororities and fraternities. Lifer, who is pursuing a major in mass communication with a concentration in journalism and a minor in public relations, is a member of […]

February 19, 2013 | UM in the News

Space archaeologist to speak at University of Montevallo

Dr. Sarah Parcak, space archaeologist and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be the University of Montevallo’s 2013 Hallie Farmer Lecturer. The event will be held in the theater at Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. A public reception will follow at 8:30 p.m. Read […]

February 19, 2013 | Press Releases

Local professor and veterinarian honored at University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO, ALA.—During recent homecoming activities at the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Ala., a professor of veterinary medicine at Texas A & M University received the Distinguished Alumna Award for 2013 for outstanding work in her field and for service to her community. Dr. Karen Snowden received her B.S. degree in biology from the University […]

February 19, 2013 | Press Releases

Alumni honored at University of Montevallo Homecoming

MONTEVALLO—During recent homecoming activities at the University of Montevallo, three UM alumni were honored for outstanding work in their fields and for service to their communities. The Distinguished Alumna Award for 2013 went to Dr. Karen Snowden, a professor of veterinary medicine at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. Snowden received her […]

February 18, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo hosts Best Practice: Closing the Gap

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host a presentation, Best Practice: Closing the Gap – the JJ Way®, Saturday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m., in the Montevallo Room of Anna Irvin Dining Hall on the UM campus. The event is sponsored by the Montevallo chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), UM’s social work […]

February 18, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Social Work Club to host advocacy event

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Social Work Club will host an advocacy event Wednesday, March 6, at 3:30 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall on the UM campus. A brief film, I-20: Sexual Slavery Superhighway, a documentary on the most-used highway for human trafficking in the U.S., will be presented by […]

February 14, 2013 | Press Releases

Social Justice Movie Night at University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo will host Social Justice Movie Night on Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m., in the Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium in Comer Hall on the UM campus. Sponsored by the university’s Social Work program, the Environmental Studies program and the UM Environmental Club, the evening will include a screening of Eating […]

February 11, 2013 | Press Releases

Space archaeologist Parcak to speak at University of Montevallo

MONTEVALLO—Dr. Sarah Parcak, space archaeologist and a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be the University of Montevallo’s 2013 Hallie Farmer Lecturer. The event will be held in the theater at Parnell Memorial Library in Montevallo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. A public reception will follow at 8:30 p.m. A […]

January 29, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo on Main project underway

The University of Montevallo on Main project is well under way, according to members of the Montevallo Development Cooperative District during a meeting Jan. 28. The UMOM project involves renovation of the former Alabama Power building into seven classrooms and faculty offices for the University of Montevallo. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.

January 23, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo included in college profile

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo has joined a list of unique institutions of higher learning in a book titled America’s Best Kept College Secrets, An Affectionate Profile of Extraordinary Colleges and Universities. Authored by Peter Arango, an admissions counselor for 40 years and an editor of the Houghton Mifflin Guide to U.S. Colleges and Universities, the […]

January 23, 2013 | Press Releases

Herlihy named to NCAA Division II Management Council

DALLAS, Tex. – University of Montevallo Athletic Director Jim Herlihy has been selected to serve on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II Management Council following an announcement at the annual NCAA Convention. The Management Council is a governance group whose composition is based on conference representation and is responsible for the day-to-day operations […]

January 15, 2013 | UM in the News

University of Montevallo fishing team to compete nationally

One of the hottest sporting events in America currently is collegiate bass fishing, with recognized fishing organizations in more than 150 colleges and universities. While man has been catching fish for millennia, competition on the collegiate level is fairly new. The University of Montevallo has fielded a fishing team since 2007, and that team has […]

January 15, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo fishing team to compete nationally

MONTEVALLO—One of the hottest sporting events in America currently is collegiate bass fishing, with recognized fishing organizations in more than 150 colleges and universities. While man has been catching fish for millennia, competition on the collegiate level is fairly new. The University of Montevallo has fielded a fishing team since 2007, and that team has […]

January 14, 2013 | Press Releases

Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration at University of Montevallo

WHAT: Annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 1 p.m. WHERE: Merchants and Planters Bank Auditorium Comer Hall University of Montevallo campus ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Speaker will be Carolyn McKinstry of Birmingham, a survivor of the 16th St. Baptist Church bombing and a participant in the civil rights struggle. McKinstry is the […]

January 10, 2013 | Press Releases

University of Montevallo Opera Ensemble wins national competition

MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Opera Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor Charles Wood, has won the National Opera Association Collegiate Opera Scenes Competition. Seniors Nidia Riley, soprano, and Devin Burton, baritone, as well as junior Marie Brewer, mezzo-soprano, were featured in a trio from Ambroise Thomas’ operatic setting of Hamlet. The scene was accompanied […]

December 14, 2012 | UM in the News

UM implements cutting-edge safety technology

The University of Montevallo made history Dec. 13 as the first institution of higher education to fully implement “showcase innovation” that improves the safety of the institution,” according to Gov. Robert Bentley. Read the full story at shelbycountyreporter.com.  

December 14, 2012 | Press Releases

Governor praises University of Montevallo’s use of Virtual Alabama

MONTEVALLO, ALA. — A press conference was held Thursday, December 13, on the University of Montevallo campus, to announce UM’s use of Virtual Alabama. Governor Robert Bentley addressed the press on the importance of Virtual Alabama in managing emergencies as well as in cost-saving procedures. Bentley noted that this system gives first responders the information […]

December 13, 2012 | Press Releases

Announcement of Virtual Alabama at the University of Montevallo

WHAT: Announcement of implementation of Virtual Alabama at the University of Montevallo WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 13, 2:30 p.m. WHERE: Master Classroom in Wills Hall on the UM campus (call for directions) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The University of Montevallo will be the FIRST UNIVERSITY IN THE NATION to fully implement a virtual tool to completely map its […]

December 6, 2012 | UM in the News

UM grad named third black Episcopal priest in diocese history

A University of Montevallo graduate was ordained as only the third black priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama Dec. 2. Talladega native Brandt Montgomery graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2007. While attending UM, he was president of freshmen forum and student government president during his senior year, as well as president of […]